Government bond yields are continuing decreasing around the world with some countries reaching already negative yields for their 10-year bonds such as in Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, France, and Japan. How does the situation look around Asia-Pacific? Where to park money safely in Asia when not invested in the equity markets? Continue reading “A Look at Government Bonds in Asia Pacific”
How did Asia-Pacific’s forex markets perform so far? The table beside gives a snapshot of the development of the different currencies in the Asia-Pacific region. Thailand’s Baht has increased the most against the USD and even more against the EUR. The Baht rose more than four percent against the USD and over eight percent against the EUR until the end of July this year. Continue reading “A Look at the Forex Markets in Asia-Pacific in 2019”
Despite many uncertainties in the world starting from the US-China trade dispute to Brexit, US-Iran tensions, and a cooling down global economy, the Asia-Pacific markets performed remarkably well during the first six months of this year. A significant consolidation or even crash that has been predicted since quite a while by many market analysts has not occurred so far. The markets continue to rise on a wall of worries. Continue reading “What a 100K Investment in Asia-Pacific Returned in H1 2019”
Despite weakening economies in many western countries, the equity markets around the world don’t show any signs of fatigue. The US and many European stock markets grew at double-digit rates since the beginning of this year. Continue reading “GDP Growth in Asia: Are Investors Ignoring the Fundamentals?”
Every quarter we like to visualize and rank the performances of the major stock market indices around Asia Pacific in a bar chart to give a quick and comparative view on developments and trends that might be indicative for the direction over the next few months. Continue reading “APAC Markets: First Quarter Performances”
Gong Xi Fa Cai! A month after the western world, China has celebrated the start of its New Year last week. It is the year of the pig. In the western astrology, each month is assigned to one of twelve zodiac signs. In the Chinese astrology, each year has a zodiac sign. The twelve Chinese zodiac signs are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
Continue reading “Year of the Pig: Good Luck! . . . oink, oink”